If you want a pair of Marty McFly shoes like the kind in the 1989 movie 'Back To The Future II,' your dream is about to come true. Nike will release 1,500 pairs of the 2011 Nike Mag sneaker, which was designed with Tinker Hatfield, the production designer who created the original sneakers for the film.
Sold on Ebay, bids for the shoes are already going for over $75,000 for one pair. They were unveiled by Michael J Fox on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' (video below). Fox explained who was going to love the custom-made shoes: "The sneakerheads, who love sneakers. The 'Back to the Future' guys, ... [and] the people in the Parkinson's community who have an interest in research."
The shoes do not self-lace, like Michael J. Fox's do in the film, nor do they require a wire down the leg and battery pack. They, do, however, light up with vivid blue LEDS in the soles and glow for five hours per charge.
Every day, 150 of the shoes will be auctioned via eBay, with proceeds going to the Michael J Fox foundation, which helps sufferers of Parkinson's disease. The auctions will continue to run until September 18. Don't expect to have to pay out huge amounts for every pair; smaller sizes are selling in the $3,000-$4,000 range.